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Delays to response times: It is taking longer than usual for us to answer calls and myIR messages. This is because of the demand for COVID-19 business support, and the impact COVID-19 is having on our teams. We appreciate your patience and will respond as soon as we can. If possible, please contact us through your myIR account. Log in to myIR

COVID-19 Support Payment (CSP): Applications for the CSP are now closed. Due to the large number of applications for the CSP, there may be a delay in approving some applications. Find out more about the CSP

Budget 2022: The Government has announced Budget 2022, which includes changes to child support payments. Find out more on our Tax Policy website

Budget 2022: The Government has announced a Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid from 1 August 2022. You do not need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, we’ll pay it into your bank account. Find out more

You need to register with us as an employer as soon as you start employing.

Before you start

You’ll need:

  • the IRD number to be registered
  • your contact details
  • your BIC (business industry classification) code
  • the date you start employing staff.

In myIR, go to 'I want to...'

Select 'Register for new tax accounts'

You'll find this under 'Registration, applications and enrolment'.

Fill in the registration form

Fill in your details including:

  • contact phone number
  • your address
  • bank account details
  • BIC code
  • employment details.

Submit your registration

Check your information is correct then select 'Submit'.

Log in to myIR

What happens next

After you've registered as an employer, we'll send you a letter with information about:

  • keeping wage records
  • making deductions from PAYE income paid to employees and contractors
  • completing and filing employer returns 
  • paying the deductions to us.

Do it in myIR

Last updated: 04 May 2021
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